Musky Float Trips

The French Broad River, which flows from Rosman, N.C. downstream through Asheville and eventually spills into Lake Douglas near Knoxville, has some of the best musky fishing in the Southeast. With deep runs and large logjams, the French Broad holds a good population of the elusive musky. 

Fishing for muskies can be an all day challenge and requires a lot of patience. These fish do not constantly feed; they lie in wait and ambush easy prey. They are often found hiding in logjams, drop-offs, and brush. Musky can be tough to catch on fly and doing so requires a lot of focus and determination. If you are seeking a new angling challenge, or have fished for musky in the past and are looking for a new Southeastern musky destination, don't hesitate to try your hand at musky fishing on the French Broad River.

Fly Rods and Flies:

  • SAGE Peacock Fly Rods or 10 wt. G-Loomis Pro-1 Rods
  • Floating Lines and Intermediate Sinking Lines
  • Flies 5/0-2/0 Minnow Patterns

Conventional Gear:

  • 7’ to 8’ Casting Rods
  • #60 Braid with #80 Leaders
  • Large Swimbaits and Crankbaits

Musky Float Trips (two anglers max)

Full Day (6-8 Hrs): $500.00 

On full day trips, the boat will have a cooler with ice, snacks, and drinks. Lunch is not provided. If you do need lunch, please ask your guide.